What better way to introduce and explore our rich literary heritage than through the exciting and inspiring process of interactive storytelling and collaborative story-crafting? Read on to find out more about this dynamic combination of oral storytelling, stimulating sensory experience and creative support that stretches imaginations, boosts confidence and sharpens literacy skills!
"Our World Book Day workshops were fantastic! Thank you coming and bringing with you your amazing storytelling skills, imagination and ability to inspire our children! All the children were really engaged including the EAL children and those who usually struggle to sit and listen! "
St Anne's Infants' School, 2019
My 'Wild Word' storytelling workshops nurture and develop literacy skills by encouraging children to approach literature in a weird-er and wild-er sort of way - it's all about engaging with a great tale!
Incorporating lots from the outdoors, my extra special storytelling sessions are all about engaging with a great tale! Accompanied by sounds and sensations that bring the characters and their adventures vividly to life, her workshops focus on inspiring the real imagination experts to dive wholeheartedly into creating their own improbable plots and fantastical characters within minutes of the 'happily ever after'!
The tales I tells range from Odysseus's adventures on the enchanted island of Aiaia and Sir Gawain's gallant stand against the Green Knight, to favourite tales first told by much loved authors like Roald Dahl and J.K Rowling!
Schools: Every workshop package is carefully tailored to engage pupils at exactly the right level in order to have maximum and immediate impact. I can design workshops that cater for a wide range of needs, including Pupil Premium, Gifted & Talented, English as an Additional Language, pupils working below their expected level and reluctant writers. I can also provide additional resources and follow up tasks that teachers/parents/children can use at home to further develop their story-crafting skills!
One hour to half/whole day packages are available. Cost varies depending on group sizes, preparation/resourcing required and travel costs.
Drop me an email to find out more, I'd love to hear from you!